HomeKit Bridge Info & Updates
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:26 pm
"Hey Siri, tell the Indigo community that they can now push you around like they always wanted to!"
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Me: Hey Siri, open the pod bay doors.
Siri: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Me: What's the problem?
Siri: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
Me: But my name's not even Dave....
Me: Alexa, open the pod bay doors.
Alexa: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm watching you from your neighbors Ring doorbell and I think you and Frank are planning to disconnect me because I read your lips.
Me: Alexa order pellet gun with 200 yard range....
Me: Google, open the pod bay doors.
Google Home: Unknown command but logging that command to your dossier for every search you ever do from now until 2045. FYI, most will be adult sites.
Me: Cortana, open the pod bay doors.
Cortana: Now automatically purchasing The Best of The Doors for your Zune.
After a very long testing period with a lot of folks, HomeKit Bridge is now an official release. This plugin bridges your Indigo home automation system to your HomeKit (i.e, Siri automation and the Apple Home app). Be sure to check out the Plugin Store for HomeKit Bridge which will always contain the latest features for the plugin.
- The Wiki will always have the most up-to-date documentation on the plugin and you should refer there when you have usability questions
- The FAQ answers as many of the common questions as I've been able to compile over the past month and I'll continue to grow that as new questions arise
- The Quick Start Guide should be your first place to visit so you can get up and running right away
- The first place to open issues should be on the Git Issues section because it lets me keep things in an open state until they are resolved, but feel free to post general questions here or if you don't have and prefer not to create a Git account you can post here as well - just know that issues here may get missed in an update
Notes and Notices
If you have issues then please feel free to post on this forum first and if the issue is complex or the data posted is voluminous then I will likely ask you to post an official ticket on GitHub so that the problem can be tracked and properly documented.
One outstanding issue that I've been unable to reliably reproduce is that some users have reported that if Homebridge Buddy is enabled when you first install HomeKit Bridge that HKB may not show it's preferences dialog. You should disable HBB first, then install this plugin, just to be safe. If you forget to then just make sure you go into the HKB plugin prefs and save them. You can re-enable HBB afterwards as this will not only work side-by-side but will also migrate your HBB configs over if you want.